Saint Nectaire is an ancient French gourmet cheese with a natural rind, made in the beautiful mountains of the Auvergne region. This is a raw milk cheese in France, but in order to sell it in the USA, the French creamery makes a pasteurized version of mostly Salers cows.
The cheese is made in round flat discs. It has a grayish rind with light yellow or reddish patches. The supple paste is pale gold in color and becomes almost runny as it matures. It has a really earthy aroma.
The paste alone has a sweet and grassy aroma and this is repeated in the flavor which is only slightly farmyard like. The cheese is semi-soft, supple, with a milky smell and a mild flavor.
Saint Nectaire is really a delicious cheese that is worth savoring with a glass of red wine. It has a rich and perfumed flavor, derived from the pastures the Auvergne mountains.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces and you can purchase and entire wheel of approx. 4 pounds.
Ingredients:pasteurized cow's milk, salt, lactic starters, animal rennet, calcium chloride.